Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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India – Disaster authorities in India report at least 27 people have died in floods and landslides in the northern state of Uttarakhand in Pauri Garhwal (3), Nainital (18), Almora (3) and Champawat (3), while 8 people are still missing. Over 600 people have been rescued or evacuated by teams from National (NDFR). n a 24 hour period to 19 October, Mukteshwar village in Nainital district recorded 341 mm of rain and Pantnagar town in Udham Singh Nagar district recorded 404 mm.

Nepal – Disaster authorities in Nepal report that dozens of people have died or are missing after heavy rain caused floods and landslides over the last few days. Heavy rain fell from around 16 October. In 24 hours to 18 October, Jogbudha in Dadeldhura district recorded 168.8 mm of rain. In the following 24 hours Sahu Khark in Dadeldhura district saw 361.0 mm and a total of 502.2 mm across a 48 hour period. In a period 13 to 20 October, 29 people have lost their lives as a result of landslides, floods and heavy rain. A further 12 people are missing and 10 have been injured. A total of 30 homes have been destroyed and around 10 severely damaged.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Larry is located about 605 mi…970 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 15e (fifteen), located approximately 1021 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.

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In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Conson), located approximately 32 nm south-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

Super Typhoon 19w (Chanthu), located approximately 683 south-southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

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Mexico – Further flooding in central Mexico has caused the tragic deaths of at least 17 patients of a hospital in Hidalgo State. Heavy rainfall on 07 September 2021 caused the Tula and Rosas rivers to break their banks in the municipality of Tula de Allende (known as Tula) in Hidalgo State, situated about 70 km / 45 miles north of Mexico City. Flood waters swept through streets and into buildings, including the hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS). Flooding also knocked out power in the area including the hospital which was caring for several COVID-19 patients.

Uganda – Around 270 people have been displaced from their homes after further flooding in Kasese District in Western Uganda. According to Uganda Red Cross, flooding has affected communities in Karusandara and Kanyengeya in Kasese District over the last few days. Heavy rain from 03 September 2021 caused the Nyamwamba to break its banks.

Ecuador – Three people have died and 2 are still missing after flash floods in Tungurahua Province in central Ecuador on 05 September 2021. Flooding struck in areas around Baños de Agua Santa (known as Baños) after heavy rain caused the La Estancia river to break its banks. Landslides were also reported in the area, and a bridge was severely damaged leaving around 50 people isolated in the La Estancia sector. Five people were swept away in the floods.

Nepal – Hundreds of homes were damaged and residents rescued after flash floods in areas of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on 06 September 2021. Meanwhile officials in the country report that over 60 people have lost their lives in flood and landslides over the last 4 weeks. Flooding began in Kathmandu after heavy rainfall late 05 to early 06 September. Some areas saw more than 120mm of rain in around 8 hours. The September average for Kathmandu is around 200 mm. Over 380 houses were damaged and more than 200 people rescued by teams from police and military across the city. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Larry is located about 1140 mi…1830 km e of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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Nepal – A landslide in the Parbat district of Nepal has claimed lives of six people and left two others missing. The landslide was triggered by heavy rainfall in the district affecting Durlung of Kushma Municipality and Modi Mural Municipality.

Mexico – Intense rainfall in central Mexico caused rivers and streams to overflow in several municipalities of the state of Morelos on 02 September 2021. Authorities reported floods in Tlayacapan, Ayala, Cuautla, Yautepec, Jonacatepec, Jantetelco, Yecapixtla and Tepalcingo. Four people lost their lives and 1 person is still missing. Over 300 houses were damaged, some severely, affecting an estimated 1,600 residents. Sixty homes were damaged in Tlayacapan, where the 4 fatalities were reported.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Elsa is located about 55 mi…85 km ese of Cayo Largo Cuba and about 165 mi…265 km se of Havana Cuba with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 07w (&even), located approximately 548 nm east-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking northwestward at 21 knots.

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Nepal – Heavy rain, floods and landslides have caused fatalities and destroyed homes across Nepal during the first two days of July 2021. 10 people have died, 4 are missing and 21 injured. A total of 33 homes have been severely damaged and 19 destroyed. Almost 90 families have been affected. Landslides struck in 2 separate incidents in Chitawan District on 01 July 2021. In Rapti Municipality 1 person died and 3 were reported missing, while a landslide in Kalika Municipality left one person dead. Also on 01 July heavy rain triggered landslides in Tanahun District, where 2 fatalities were reported, and in Sindhuli District, where 1 person died. On 02 July landslides in Gorkha, Khotang and Dhading left at least 5 people dead and 6 injured.

Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Carlos), located approximately 1340 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking west-southwestward at 07 knots.

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Mexico – Heavy rainfall brought by an area of ​​low pressure has caused flooding and landslides in the state of Oaxaca, southern Mexico . Thunderstorms and lightning were also reported and 2 people died in lightning strikes in Ocotlán de Morelos municipality. Mexico’s National Meteorological Service reported that over 440 mm of rain fell in Jacatepec, Oaxaca in a 48 hour period to 16 June 2021. Several rivers have broken their banks, including the Mala river in the municipality of San Juan Guichicovi, and the Los Perros river in the city of Ixtepec. Levels of the the Los Perros river jumped over 3 meters in the space of a few hours, reaching 6.8 meters on 16 June, well above the danger mark of 3.5 meters. At least 50 families have evacuated their homes as a result. Landslide and flooding has blocked numerous roads in the state. Local media reported that as many as 30 communities were cut off in different areas of the state.

Nepal Update – Five fatalities have now been confirmed, with a further 19 people reported missing after heavy monsoon rainfall in Nepal triggered floods and landslides. Disaster authorities in Nepal have reported over 70 incidents of rain damage, flooding and landslides since 15 June 2021. As many as 26 of Nepal’s 77 districts have been affected.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Carlos), located approximately 1337 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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Nepal and Bhutan – At least 10 people have died in Bhutan after heavy monsoon rainfall triggered flash flooding in a remote mountain camp in Laya. Meanwhile rain has also triggered flash floods and landslides in parts of nearby Nepal, where officials say several people are reported missing.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 04w (Choi-Wan), located approximately 267 nm northwest of Sonsorol, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 02e (Two), located approximately 1382 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.

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Nepal – Heavy rain over the last few days, including rain in the wake of Cyclone Yaas, has triggered flooding and landslides in parts of Nepal, where at least 4 people have died. Flash floods damaged dozens of homes and other buildings in Chame Rural Municipality, Manang District on 28 May. Two homes were destroyed in a landslide in Phidim Municipality, Panchthar after heavy rain on the same day.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.3 earthquake hits Nepal.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit southwest of Africa.

5.1 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

5.0 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Nepal

Around 1,200 hectares of forest has been destroyed by wildfires that broke out in 47 community forests of six local levels in Myagdi district with the start of the dry season this year.The bushfires consumed thousands of big and small trees, valuable medicinal herbs, wildlife and other forest products. Wildfires are reported almost daily in Beni, the district headquarters, and various other places of the district. The area destroyed by fire ranges from 10 hectares to 150 hectares of community forests.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Nepal

Hundreds of wildfires are burning across Nepal, sending smoke and ash across its cities during one of the worst fire seasons in recent years.

Nepal’s dry season, which runs from late fall to early summer, typically peaks with the most severe fires in March and April. Since November, 73 of Nepal’s 77 districts have reported forest fires — the highest level on record in the past five fire seasons.

The country has recorded up to 2,087 forest fires nationwide since November 15, 2020. And as of March 25, there were still at least 524 active fires burning across the country, spreading a combination of dust, smoke and ash into the air.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Nepal

The winter coupled with the drought for the last few months has triggered wildfires in different parts of Nepal along the Himalayan range.

The forest fire in Annapurna Conservation Area in Manang district that started on Nov. 26 is yet to put out. The fire in the bushes in the district’s Tachai area has destroyed hundreds of hectares of the forest in the mountainous region.

Not only in Manang, hundreds of hectares of the forest in Kalinchowk in Taplejung district were destroyed in fire last month. The local administration used a helicopter to disperse water in order to bring the wildfire there under control.

The fire in Gatlang area in Rasuwa district in the Langtang conservation area has also destroyed the vegetation in a large scale. Similarly, a forest area in Kaski near the Machhapuchhre mountain range too saw a huge forest fire recently.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical depression 15w (Kujira), located approximately 232 nm north of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking north-northwestward at 16 knots.

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Vietnam – The Disaster Management Authority in Vietnam reports that 2 people have died and 7 others injured in northern provinces following heavy rains and landslides from 26 September 2020. Hanh Cu in Phu Tho recorded 338mm of rain in a 24 hour period to 27 September. Rain triggered a landslide causing a house to collapse in Ha Hoa District, Phu Tho, killing 2 people. Across the province, 7 people were reported injured and 3 bridges and roads at over 30 points were damaged or destroyed. As many as 61 houses were damaged in Phu Tho, while heavy rain in Lao Cai caused damage to 12 houses.

Pakistan – The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) says that ongoing monsoon flooding in Sindh Province in Pakistan has left 300,000 people in need of food assistance. As many as 136 people have died in rain- and flood-related incidents in the province so far this monsoon. A total of 77,343 houses have been destroyed and 137,178 homes damaged.

Myanmar – Disaster authorities in Myanmar report that almost 3,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in parts of Kachin State. Flooding struck in areas around Hpakant Township, Mohnyin District in Kachin State from around 22 September 2020 after heavy rainfall and the overflow of a local creek. Flooding was over 3 metres deep in some places, blocking roads and damaging around 400 homes in the area. A total of 2,875 people from 410 households were temporarily displaced by the floods.

Nepal – Disaster authorities in Nepal report that heavy rain triggered flooding in southern central parts of the country from 24 September, leaving at least 4 people dead and 6 injured. The flooding comes just days after heavy rainfall caused deadly landslides in Syangja and Palpa districts.

South Sudan – he UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that an estimated 625,000 people have been affected by flooding in areas along the White Nile in South Sudan since July this year. According to OCHA, a total of 34 counties (out of 79) in the country have been affected. Among the worst affected are the states of Jonglei (230,000 people affected), Lakes (147,000) and Unity (83,000). The numbers and water levels are expected to rise in the coming months.

Ghana – Flash floods hit parts of Ashanti Region in southern Ghana following heavy rain from 24 September. Local media reported severe flooding in the region including the capital, Kumasi. Flooding caused damage to homes and infrastructure in several areas of the city including Kaase, Ahensan and Atonsu. One person, believed to be a young boy, died after being swept away by flood waters in the Asokwa neighbourhood of the city.

Storms and Floods

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Sudan – As many as 120 people have now died in Sudan in what the UN describe as the worst flooding in 30 years. Floods and landslides have destroyed or damaged 166,000 houses, according to the Sudan Government, and almost 830,000 people have been critically affected. North Darfur, Khartoum, West Darfur and Sennar are amongst the hardest-hit states, accounting for nearly half of all people affected. Crops have also been severely damaged just before harvest time. Over 420 schools have also been damaged, along with several health facilities, compromising essential services to the population.

Iran – At least 2 people died after flash floods struck in northern Iran. Heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding in Talesh County in the northern province of Gilan on 20 September. Flooding caused damage to homes, roads and bridges in 6 villages of the county. Two fatalities were reported.

Nepal – At least 10 people have died and 6 are missing after heavy monsoon rainfall once again triggered landslides in Nepal. Meanwhile 5 people are reported missing after 2 houses were buried by a landslide in Rambha Rural Municipality in Palpa District, also on 24 September. In a separate incident, one person died when a landslide destroyed a house in the same municipality.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits the Xizang-Nepal border region.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Rene is located about 1115 mi…1795 km ne of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Hurricane Paulette is located about 0 mi…0 km e of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Sally is located about 120 mi…195 km ese of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 175 mi…280 km se of Biloxi Mississippi with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Depression Twenty-one is located about 330 mi…535 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Teddy is located about 1110 mi…1785 km w of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1405 mi…2260 km e of the lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 16e (Karina), located approximately 895 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Mauritania – Flooding has affected the Assaba and Hodh Ech Chargui regions of Mauritania after days of heavy rainfall. The region has seen heavy rainfall since 01 September, resulting in floods in Bassiknou, Adel Begrou, Amourj and Néma. According to the Mauritania Red Crescent Society, flooding damaged infrastructure including bridges, river embankments and water supply. It is estimated that around 10,000 people from 1,380 households are affected, with over 700 people homeless. Three fatalities were reported.

Nepal – Nepal‘s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) reports that over 30 people are dead or missing after landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rainfall in Bahrabise municipality, Sindhupalchok District, overnight 12 to 13 September 2020. According to the latest reports, 11 people have lost their lives and 20 are still missing. Five people have been injured. NDRRMA said that 17 families have been affected and 11 houses buried or swept away.

DR Congo – At least 50 people are feared dead after the tragic collapse of a mine in Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). The incident occurred on 11 September in a mine near the town of Kamituga in South Kivu province in the east of the country. Such accidents are common in DR Congo’s mining industry, which has poor safety standards. However, media reports suggest flooding caused the mine to collapse. Local observers said torrential rainfall in the area caused a nearby river to break its banks, flooding several tunnels in the mine.

Tunisia – At least 6 people have died in floods after days of heavy rainfall in Tunisia. Heavy rainfall began around 05 September when Kairouan, capital of the Kairouan Governorate in the north of the country, recorded 89mm of rain in 24 hours. Institut national de la météorologie-Tunisie issued wanings for further heavy rainfall on 13 September.